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Flyfishing at Krugersdrift dam - Bloemfontein  Rating:  Rating
 
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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2012 05:19 pm
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AshSny
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Rod: Pro Cast 904 5/6 wt X-Plorer, Reel: Basic 4/5 ...Krugersdrift dam, Soetdoring Nature Reserve River, Himeville Nature reserve dam, ...
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Could anyone offer some advice please? My husband and I have just started flyfishing. We'd like to do some flyfishing at Krugersdrift, but we are really not sure which part of the dam to do flyfishing at. Can anyone offer some advice? Any advice on which flies work best? Thanks ..

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2012 06:34 am
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Pipeman
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Is that the dam where the guys target Barbel? If that is the case you should search for shallow areas where you can see fish feeding and the use any bulky fly to call them!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2012 06:37 am
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Stones
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Hi Ash,

Welcome! I do not know the dam but it looks really interesting for yellowfish.

What are you planning on targeting?

The river looks like amazing yellowfish water, in which case the vaal methods of catching yellows should work great there. Nymphs and dries - caddis and mayfly I would start with.

Barbel should also be abundant - Poppers and halfchickens  

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2012 06:41 am
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Pipeman
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AshSny wrote:
Could anyone offer some advice please? My husband and I have just started flyfishing. We'd like to do some flyfishing at Krugersdrift, but we are really not sure which part of the dam to do flyfishing at. Can anyone offer some advice? Any advice on which flies work best? Thanks ..

Go and have a look around on http://www.flytalk.co.za, there is a few threads on barbel and people from Bloem that fish the area!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2012 07:18 am
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Cheetha FS
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Hi there! Fly fishing is very good at Krugersdrift. Drive past the main entrence of the dam over the bridge and keep on for about1.5km's. Turn right by the first gravel road after the damwall. That side is called Soetdoring reserve. There are many flat banks on that side wich makes wading in deep easy. You can also on that side of the dam go to the end of the dam where the "Modder rivier" runs into the dam. I do most of my fishing there for big barbel and it is a very productive and nice area. Yellow fis are there. I u would like u can PM me and i can take u guys for a outing?

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 Posted: Thu Oct 19th, 2017 11:31 pm
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At the back of the dam at the inlet in the shallows.Wooly worm peacock large size floating sinking tip

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